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January 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Director Quentin Tarantino is apparently taking no more questions regarding a possible link between violent movies and violent acts. Appearing on Britain’s Channel 4 Thursday night Tarantino acknowledged that he enjoyed making films depicting violence but maintained, “It’s a movie. It’s a fantasy. It’s not real life.” But when Channel 4 anchor Krishnan Guru-Murthy followed up by asking how Tarantino could be sure that his films did not inspire violent behavior, the director balked — angrily. “I’m not answering your question,” he said. “I’m not your slave and you’re not my master … It’s none of your damn business what I think about that.” Tarantino insisted that he had discussed the matter countless times, beginning with his first film, Reservoir Dogs, in 1992. “The reason I don’t want to talk about it is because I’ve already talked about it,” he said. When Guru-Murthy explained that it was his job to ask such questions, Tarantino retorted, “And I’m saying no! And I’m shutting your butt down.” Following the interview, the Channel 4 anchor told the London Daily Telegraph, “I wasn’t looking for a fight. I would have thought if you invite somebody to interview you it is better to try to answer the questions rather than not. No interviewee has ever said ‘I’m not your slave … to me before.”